WHO Collaborating Centre for Translation of Oral Health Science Japanese English
WHOCC Progress Annual Report 2016
Title
WHO Collaborating Centre for Translation of Oral Health Science
Institution Name
Department of Oral health Science, Division of Preventive Dentistry, Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences
City and Country
Niigata, Japan
Country ID
JPN-75
Terms of reference
Activity 1
Title
To assist WHO to initiate epidemiological studies and promote standardisation of data collection for oral diseases (in particular periodontal diseases) to provide quality information to the WHO Global Oral Health database.
Description
1.
Update country-based epidemiological information regarding periodontal disease and information on prevalence rates of common risk factors based on reviewing scientific reports. These data are inserted into the WHO database of the new design of the WHO Global Infobase.
2.
Implement "Oral health surveys: basic methods - 5th edition" to conduct epidemiological study.
3.
Translation of "Oral health surveys: basic methods - 5th edition" into Japanese.
Responsible person
Hideo Miyazaki, Misuzu Sato and Noboru Kaneko
Concrete expected outcome
Surveillance data systems for evaluation of global, regional, and national programmes for oral health promotion and disease prevention.
Links with WHO activities
Support the implementation of the WHO Global Oral Health Programme
Source of funding
Niigata University
Dissemination of findings
Database
Outcomes
1.
In order to maintain WHO Global Oral Health Database, the centre has collecting information of country based periodontal disease prevalence, published from 2011 to 2016, through the scientific paper review. Information has been updated on our website as well as CAPP (Country/Area Profile Project) website in Malmo university.
2.
The centre provided technical guidance and lecture how to implement oral health data collection based on WHO Oral Health Survey Basic Method, at Asian Chief Dental Officers' Meeting in May 2016.
3.
The centre has led the guidance to improve oral surveillance and monitoring for ageing population, collaborating with FDI task team on Oral health in elderly.
4.
In collaboration with WHO HQ and Ministry of Health in Myanmar, the centre conducted calibration training based on WHO Oral Health Survey Basic Method for preparation of National Oral Health Survey in Myanmar in August 2016. The review of the survey and translating skills for data processing after finishing surveys in Evaluating Workshop was conducted in Myanmar in February 2017.
5.
The centre translated "WHO Oral health surveys: basic methods - 5th edition" into Japanese and has published in February 2016.
References
Lectures:
1)
Miyazaki H: FDI Meeting on "Oral Health in Elderly", coordinate section of "Surveillance and Monitoring", Luzern (Switzerland), May 3-5, 2016.
2)
Miyazaki H: "Oral Health Surveillance and Oral Health Services Research" - Asian Chief Dental Officers' Meeting, Tokyo (Japan), May 25, 2016.
3)
Miyazaki H: "Surveillance and Monitoring in an Aging Society" - FDI Annual World Dental Congress, Symposium on Oral Health for an Ageing Population, Poznan (Poland), September 5-11, 2016.
Others:
1)
Miyazaki H: Examiners' Training and Calibration for National Oral Health Survey in Myanmar, Nay Pyi Daw (Myanmar), August 29-September 2, 2016.
2)
Miyazaki H: Translate skills for data processing after finishing surveys in Evaluating Workshop on National Oral Health Survey in Myanmar, Nay Pyi Daw (Myanmar), February 22-24, 2017.
Activity Photos:
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Calibration training based on WHO Oral Health Survey Basic Method for preparation of National Oral Health Survey in Myanmar in August 2016.
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Coordinated section of "Surveillance and Monitoring" at FDI Meeting on "Oral Health in Elderly".
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"WHO Oral health surveys: basic methods - 5th edition" Japanese edition.
Activity 2
Title
To support WHO in dissemination of the evidence on interrelationships oral health-general health-quality of life to strengthen oral health components into public health programmes.
Description
Scientific evidences about the relationships between oral and general health through Niigata elderly cohort study have extensively supported to strengthen WHO oral health promotion based on NCD prevention. NCD prevention strategies are designed with emphasis on common risk factors intervention. Opportunities and barriers for promotion of oral health are identified on the basis of experiences from the successful national campaign "Healthy Japan 21" and the enactment of "the Oral Health Promotion Law" in Japan. Through these experiences, support WHO to develop the strategy for driving oral health programmes.
Responsible person
Hideo Miyazaki and Misuzu Sato
Concrete expected outcome
The centre continued Niigata Elderly Study to analyse between oral health and systemic health in addition to annually follow-up survey. It is necessary to accumulate outcomes of oral-systemic relationship through human study, especially in elderly population because of still scarce. Experiences through developed "Healthy Japan 21" and "the Oral Health Promotion Law" in Japan can assist to public health administrators in formulation of policies and planning of oral health programmes, particularly in WPRO countries. The centre contributed to give lectures/ symposium how outcomes of oral-systemic relationship integrate into construction of oral health policy/strategy in Asian Dental Officers' Meeting or scientific oral public health conferences.
Links with WHO activities
Oral diseases as part of the NCD burdens and mapped for target population groups at global level to describe the oral disease burden
Source of funding
Niigata University
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Japan
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan
Dissemination of findings
Various: conferences, research papers
Outcomes
1.
The centre continues to publish research results based on Niigata elderly cohort study to strengthen evidences on interrelationships among oral health-general health-quality of life. The evidences are disseminated through the presentations and lectures at the Asian Chief Dental officers' Meeting and International Conferences to support formulation of policy in Asian countries.
2.
The centre supported to organize WHO Workshop "Integrating brief tobacco interventions into oral health programme in primary care" to promote integration of brief tobacco interventions and oral health programmes through the dissemination and implementation of WHO policy recommendations in Japan and Thailand.
3.
There are important characteristics of periodontal infection that suggest a biologically plausible link to systemic inflammation and adverse effects on glycemic control. The centre involves diabetes prevention team at Niigata university hospital and provides lectures every month titled "Relationship between periodontal diseases and diabetes" to spread the knowledge of oral health promotion based on NCD prevention for diabetes patients and citizens in Niigata. Prevalence of NCD is rapidly increasing in Asian countries. This experience would be transferred to a part of community health promotion in Asian countries the near future.
References
Lectures:
1)
Miyazaki H: "Oral Health Surveillance and Oral Health Services Research" - Asian Chief Dental Officers' Meeting, Tokyo (Japan), May 25, 2016.
2)
Miyazaki H: Oral-systemic health linkage and oral health strategy in aged society. The 65th General Meeting of Japanese Society for Oral Health and The 12th International Conference of Asian Academy of Preventive Dentistry, Tokyo (Japan), May 27-29, 2016.
Others:
1)
WHO Workshop "Integrating brief tobacco interventions into oral health programme in primary care" in collaboration with WHO HQ, Fukuoka Dental Collage, Fukuoka city dental association and Yamaguchi prefecture dental association, Fukuoka (Japan), April 23-25, 2016.
2)
WHO Workshop "Integrating brief tobacco interventions into oral health programme in primary care" in collaboration with WHO HQ, WHO CC Mahidol University and MOH in Thailand, Bangkok (Thailand), September 19-20, 2016.
3)
Miyazaki H: WHO Kobe Centre for the G7 Kobe Health Ministers' Meeting Official Side Event, "UHC, Innovation and Ageing: Research on innovations for achieving sustainable universal health coverage for ageing populations", Kobe (Japan), September 10, 2016.
Activity 3
Title
To assist WHO in application of the evidence on school oral health promotion through primary prevention.
Description
Surveillance of oral health of children participating in different school health programmes in Japan is carried out in order to explore the efficiency of oral disease prevention and health promotion. Special focus will be on identification of high-risk groups of children and the experiences from different intervention schemes. In addition, the relationship between oral health and nutrition are important and "Shokuiku" -Food and Nutrition Education in Japan- is also key action for school health promotion in Japan. Dissemination of classroom based fluoride administration and systematization of oral health-nutrition science are important to continuous development of the WHO school health initiative.
Responsible person
Hideo Miyazaki, Akihiro Yoshihara, Kumiko Minagawa and Misuzu Sato
Concrete expected outcome
Assessment of the effectiveness of school oral health promotion activities have great relevance to WHO work for strengthening national capacity in oral health of children worldwide. Continuous assistance is offered in translation of such experiences to WPRO countries and at global level.
Links with WHO activities
Support the implementation of the WHO Global School Health Initiative
Source of funding
Niigata University
Local Government (Niigata City)
Dissemination of findings
Various: research paper and seminars
Outcomes
1.
The Centre advocates school based Fluoride Mouth Rinsing programme (FMR) to prevent tooth decay, in particular target young children. In collaboration with the Niigata city government (Japan), the centre provided technical seminars for teachers and parents to instruct dental caries prevention and implement fluoride mouth rinsing programme for 28 schools including nursery schools, kindergartens and elementary schools from March 2016 to February 2017. Moreover, we have been supported school oral health promotion in Niigata prefecture for many years. The prevalence of dental caries for 12-year-old children in Niigata prefecture has been fewest in Japan for these 16 years (Decayed, Missing of Filled Tooth [DMFT] in 2016 was 0.46). We also guided to create a map of FMR implementation rates by prefecture in Japan and supported to publish a lecture DVD to extend school FMR all over Japan. Now, more than 1 million school children participate in this programme.
2.
The Centre has given technical assistance on the analysis for the status of tobacco smoking and behaviour control among primary schoolchildren in Madagascar.
References
Publication:
1)
Razanamihaja N, Makino Y, Ogawa H, Ikeda N, Miyazaki H: The assessment of status of tobacco smoking among urban primary schoolchildren in Madagascar. Health Promot Int, in press, 2016.
Activity 4
Title
To expand linkages with dental public health institutions in WPRO countries and to provide post-graduate training courses in oral health promotion and disease prevention.
Description
Undergraduate student exchange, postgraduate training, sending interns to WHO HQ and acceptance of oral health professionals from various countries are provided on global oral health promotion and public health science in order to develop capacity of researchers in organization of community based oral health intervention and adjustment of oral health systems in accordance with policies of the WHO Global Oral Health Programme. Training is particular offered to candidates of developing nations in WPRO countries.
Responsible person
Hideo Miyazaki, Yoko Ishida, Sayaka Tada, Lisdrianto Hanindriyo and Misuzu Sato
Concrete expected outcome
Successfully trained health researchers/ PhD in global oral health science with relevant skills in community medicine and survey methodology. The Course in Human Resource Development for Global Oral Health Science is designed that, after completing the basic studies in the Course for Oral Life Science at the Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, graduate students will participate in global networks through externships.
Detail of the PhD course is available in the link below:
http://www.dent.niigata-u.ac.jp/hrdpii/en/course_international_health/
Links with WHO activities
Support the implementation of the WHO Global Oral Health Programme
Source of funding
Niigata University
Dissemination of findings
Various: Foreign academic staff acceptance, lectures, etc.
Outcomes
1.
Foreign academic staff acceptance
Dr. Lisdrianto Hanindriyo (Gadjah Mada University), and Dr. Nina Ariani (University of Indonesia) have appointed as an assistant professor of the Department of Oral Health Science, Niigata University, conjunct with WHOCC for Translation of Oral Health Science.
2.
Foreign exchange student acceptance
From WPRO countries, the centre accepted an internship student from Republic of Korea and undergraduate exchange students from Vietnam. We also accepted undergraduate and postgraduate exchange students from various countries and areas including Thailand, Indonesia, Taiwan, Sweden, Canada and Brasil and provided following lectures.
1) "Oral Health Promotion --Dental caries, Periodontal diseases, Oral cancer/precancer, Oral-systemic health linkage"
2) "Systemic health --the dentists role"
3.
The centre provided following seminars and presentations for postgraduate students.
1) Lectures on WHO Global Oral Health;
· The global burden of oral diseases and risks to oral health
· The effective use of fluorides in public health (Systemic)
· The effective use of fluorides in public health (Topical)
· Tobacco and oral health
· Oral health through Health Promoting Schools (HPSs)
· Oral cancer
· Diet, nutrition, physical activity and oral health
· Common risk factor approach
2) Basic course for research and statistics in Global Oral Health;
· Aim/study design
· Method/eligible criteria
· Sample allotment, endpoint
· Evaluation
· Statistical analysis
References
Others:
1)
The centre sent Miyazaki H to translate skills for data processing after finishing surveys in Evaluating Workshop on National Oral Health Survey in Myanmar, Nay Pyi Daw (Myanmar), February 22-24, 2017.
2)
Miyazaki H, Tada S and Hanindriyo L: Organize the international session "WHO Oral Health Strategy in Asian Country" (Chair: Miyazaki H, Keynote speaker: Ogawa H). Human Resource Development towards International Initiative, Samui (Thailand), February 9, 2017.
Activity photos:
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Lectures on WHO Global Oral Health for international exchange students.
Activity 5
Title
To assist WHO in establishment of World Directory of Dental Schools.
Description
Dental education should ensure oral health professionals are equipped with the necessary skills to meet the social needs. Investigate dental education systems that should all result in the graduate being competent to perform nationally or internationally agreed basic clinical competence.
Responsible person;
Hideo Miyazaki and Misuzu Sato
Concrete expected outcome
The electronic database on which the directory is based provides additional information relevant on dental curricula, educational approaches, the assessment of students, the availability and use of facilities and equipment, staff activities, continuing education the mutual recognition of qualifications, and the evaluation or accreditation of dental school programmes. The database will provide information on the status and trends of dental education worldwide and support development of policies of the WHO Global Oral Health.
Links with WHO activities
Support the implementation of the WHO Global Oral Health Programme
Source of funding
Niigata University
Dissemination of findings
Database
Outcome
The preliminary survey will be carried out as "Oral Health Towards the Year 2030" conducted by WHO CC for Community Oral Health Programmes and Research (Copenhagen, Denmark). The Centre proposed questionnaires about dental education and registration system in the survey.
Collaboration between WHO HQ and Regional Offices
1.
The center conducted WHO Workshop "Integrating brief tobacco interventions into oral health programme in primary care" in collaboration with WHO HQ, Fukuoka Dental Collage, Fukuoka city dental association and Yamaguchi prefecture dental association, Fukuoka (Japan), April 23-25, 2016.
2.
The centre sent Miyazaki H to the WHO HQ to report activities of the centre, make a presentation "oral health and NCD" and discuss the future action plan, May 6, 2016.
3.
The centre sent Miyazaki H to conduct Examiners' Training and Calibration for National Oral Health Survey in Myanmar, Nay Pyi Daw (Myanmar), August 29 - September 2, 2016.
4.
The centre sent Miyazaki H to the WHO Kobe Centre for the G7 Kobe Health Ministers' Meeting Official Side Event, "UHC, Innovation and Ageing: Research on innovations for achieving sustainable universal health coverage for ageing populations", Kobe (Japan), September 10, 2016.
5.
The centre sent Miyazaki H to the WHO HQ to report activities of the centre and discuss the future action plan, September 12-15, 2016.
6.
The centre sent Miyazaki H to the Second Regional Forum of WHO Collaborating Centres in the Western Pacific, November 27-30, 2016.
7.
The centre sent Miyazaki H to the WHO HQ to report activities of the centre and discuss the future action plan, December 13, 2016.
8.
The centre sent Miyazaki H to review National Oral Health Survey in Myanmar, Nay Pyi Daw (Myanmar), February 21-25, 2017.
Collaboration between WHOCC, others
1.
Niigata University, Beijin University and Otago University, all three WHO Collaborating Centres participated in health promotion section at the WHO Western Pacific Regional Office in Novermber, 2016, and confirmed to sustain collaborative activities with tight cooperation among three for public oral health in developing countries/ regions especially in Western Pacific area.